Contact Us Host an Event Volunteer Join
Share

Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or choose a plant family:

Hypoxis juncea

Hypoxis juncea Sm.

Common Star-grass, Fringed Yellow Star-grass

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: HYJU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Common Star-grass is a member of the iris family (family Iridaceae), although it has sometimes been considered a member of the lily family (Liliaceae). Irises are herbs growing from rhizomes, bulbs, or swollen, underground stems, with narrow, basal leaves, sometimes arranged edge to edge in fan-shaped clusters, and showy flower clusters at tips of long stalks.

A member of the iris family (family Iridaceae) which consists of herbs growing from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, with narrow basal leaves and showy clusters at the tips of long stalks. There are about 60 genera and 1,500 species, distributed in temperate and tropical regions. Among them, Iris, Freesia, Gladiolus, Bugle Lily, and Montbretia are popular ornamentals. Saffron dye is obtained from Crocus, and essence of violets, used in perfumes, is extracted from the rhizomes of Iris.

 

From the Image Gallery

No images of this plant

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Flowers most commonly in Spring.

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hypoxis juncea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hypoxis juncea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hypoxis juncea

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back